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The new bed is a queen size platform bed. It's nice and new and super comfortable! Come by and check this place out. WARNING this in the same building as other guests. Quiet hours begin at 10:30pm. Please enjoy the peace and tranquility.
This is a classic Mid-town building that has survived the years right in the heart of Mid-town Ruidoso! Don't choose this if you want to be alone in the middle of the woods. Choose this cabin if you want the ultimate in convenience to all the shops, bars and restaurants of Mid-town Ruidoso while being able to go out your back door and play in the river and enjoy the fascinating parade of wildlife going by.
THE BUILDING: I have tried to determine when this cabin was built, but have not yet been successful. I have seen pictures of Ruidoso taken in the 1950s and it was there then! It was originally built as a hotel with 8 small shotgun style rooms. The bedroom was on the river side and the bathrooms were all on the street side. Sometime after that it was remodeled into 4 one bedroom apartments. That’s the configuration it was in when I bought it in 2007. To be truthful, it was in really rough shape then. It has suffered years of neglect. After a $100,000 remodel it is now a really cool and wonderful place. When you drive up to this building, you can imagine how Ruidoso was in the ‘50s and ‘60s when it became known as “The Playground of the Southwest”. If these walls could talk, oh, the stories they could tell. Check out the cabin next door. It was built in the late 1800s. That’s a wild thought.
When you enter the condo, the living room and the kitchen greet you with lovely colors and a décor that is modern and comfortable. All these finishing’s were completed in 2012. The floor in the living and kitchen area is a beautiful cherry.
The other side of the condo contains the bedroom and bathroom. The bed is a lovely queen and really comfy! The floor in the bedroom is a lovely engineered ash hardwood. In the bathroom it is tile. When bedtime comes, open the window and let the sound of the Rio Ruidoso lull you to sleep.
THE PARKING: Parking in midtown can be a challenge on busy weekends and holidays. We have private parking for our building. I will put a parking pass in the form of a postcard in the cabin for you. With that you can park one vehicle in front. If for some reason you have more than one vehicle or if friends come over, there is a public parking lot just on the other side of the log cabin on the west side.
MID-TOWN: This is where the action is. Restaurants, bars, shops, it is all within a short walk of your front door. No DUI’s while staying here. You can Rock and Roll at Quarters or Country and Western dance at WPS (Win Place or Show). You can close the place down and walk home. If late night is not your thing, you have a choice of five of the best restaurants in Ruidoso within a two block walk. If you don’t like to go to restaurants, you have some of the most amazing clothes shops within two blocks. If you don’t like any of the above, then there’s always wine and desert! Yes within one block there is an amazing cupcake shop and a lovely selection of wine to taste and take home. I can go into more detail later!
THE RIVERSIDE: Every coin has two sides and this is no exception. You have all the fun and excitement of Mid-town just steps away, and all the peace and quiet of nature right off the porch. We have a lovely porch with a great view of the river so you can relax while enjoying the wonderful climate. It really is the perfect place to relax after a hard day of hiking, skiing, riding, or shopping.
We certainly hope that you will choose our little RELAXIN’ ON THE RIVER Condo when you plan your vacation to Ruidoso. We have done what we can to make it a wonderful experience for you.
Thanks again. We hope to see you soon.
Very comfortable and accommodating all in the perfect location :)
This rental's best attribute is it's location. It's located right behind the restaurants, bars, and shopping in the downtown area, but here's the kicker, it's also in a pine forest next to the river, with views of Sierra Blanca and surrounding peaks... Best of both worlds. Also, it is close to the Grindstone Lake and Cedar Creek trail systems, bikeable for sure. Accommodations were basic and clean. I will look for availability here first, when I return to Ruidoso.
Relax on the River was perfect for my daughter and I for our Mom and daughter trip. Condo was very cozy, clean, comfortable bed, within walking distance to shops and restaurant's, but most of all enjoyed sitting on the balcony listening to the river. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful and fun place. Would definitely stay here again. SH
We thoroughly enjoyed the sound of the river running in the background. Spent many evenings on the covered porch just watching the river. This condo was very clean, comfortable and so convenient to the local shops and eateries. We only even used the car to head to the mountain to ski! Loved it!
We had a team trip and utilized this cabin as part of our accommodations. The stream out front is beautiful and the cabin was a perfect size. We appreciated the comfy bed, kitchen for a quick breakfast but most of all for the incredible location. Walking to shops, bars and restaurants made for a really relaxing trip. We will definitely come again!
This is the perfect location! You have the view and the sounds of the river right from your door and are walking distance from mid-town! All the shopping you could ever want! Only a short drive from the slopes. The condo itself was very clean and comfortable. I highly recommend this place!
This little condo was perfect. The condo was right on Main Street only walking distance from the shops and food. It also is only about 20 minutes from Ski Apache. Reed made our experience so easy and we can not wait to stay there again!
This place is so relaxing for sure! The location was perfect for a first timer to Ruidoso. It was right downtown within walking distance to all the shops and restaurant. It was pet friendly which was important for us to be able to bring our doggies. It was just what we needed for our little mini-vacay. It had everything we needed. Reed made everything a breeze to settle in. We will definitely be back soon!
The property was clean and just right for the two of us. The location is very convenient to the shops in midtown. The river in back was nice as well. We even saw four deer stroll through one evening! Reed was very responsive and easy to communicate with. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to be in the heart of Ruidoso midtown activities.
This location is only a short walk away from the downtown shops. It was wonderful hearing the river just outside the door. The owner was great and responded quickly. Everything I needed for a comfortable stay was included. Great place to stay.
We stayed a month, and had a superb time. The restaurants are all very good, we were only 1 block from the cute little main street with all LOCAL very friendly shops of all kinds. When we came home to our little abode, we would just look over the deck and down on the babbling river .. and every day we would be talking to the deer just below us (no ..they did not respond). This is indeed a relaxing place on the river! No need for driving after you get here, because everything (but the grocery store) is within walking distance. We are hikers, so this location was very good for hitting the trails all around Ruidoso.
What a gem of a location. My boys couldn't stay out of the river. So much fun. Perfect in many ways. Thanks you again for the short notice flexibility.
Katie, Max and John
Great place! We came to ruidoso to celebrate my husbands birthday. Cute cabin and very close to restaurants and shopping. Highly recommend.
This is the second time I have used this condo. Everything was just as good as the first time around!! Will try and come back again!!
The property was very cozy and inviting, I highly recommend it for your home away from home.
This place was great. Very cozy and clean. It was very convenient being right by the middle of town. I would rent again.
This Cabin was really well furnished and maintained. My wife and I felt at home away from home. Nicely decorated and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Ruidoso for a relaxed vacation.
This was our second visit and it was just as memorable! Amazing views, tranquil environment and beautiful amenities. Not only was the condo above average, but the customer service was above and beyond. Planning our next visit soon. Thanks for a great weekend!!
Very clean and relaxing. Walking distance to Main St!
Just recently I had the pleasure of "Relaxing on the River". Everything was exactly as advertised. The proximity to Main Street could not have been more convenient. Condo was very clean and perfect for my needs. Will definitely plan on returning to this gem. Sheryleen
Our stay was very relaxing. The location was great! Relaxing on the front porch with a view of the river and shopping and dining within walking distance. Will definitely come back. - Hernandez family - Amarillo Tx
This a beautiful apt located in walking distance of all the cute little shops . Walk out the back yard and you can walk to and relax by the river. The apt is beautifully renovated, clean, and has all the amenities you need need for a relaxing weekend. Cannot wait to go again, I would love to visit in the winter! Also, the owner has great customer service and is attentive to guests.
This was the perfect set-up for us. Mom and dad in the bedroom and the little one on a futon in the living area. The shops of Ruidoso were within walking distance as were many options for dining. We could sit out on the chairs on the deck and listen to the river at night, very soothing. We even got to enjoy some of the local wildlife up close as some deer wandered through the area. She loved it! This place is very tidy and clean! We will definitely be back!!
Reed was very accommodating and I found the cabin to be clean, cozy and very comfortable for my short stay. The location is fantastic with easy walking to the Mid Town area.
Cute 1 bedroom condo in a perfect location! Pet friendly, they even had a doggy bed!! It's literally within walking distance of restaurants & shopping! Owner is very friendly and helpful too!
What a great little jewel. My husband and I were lucky enough to stumble on the info about this cabin when we were planning our trip to Ruidoso. The most amazing thing about this is the location, and how cute it is, and it’s super clean and did I mention location? Everything was right there. Our food, our entertainment, long walks… It really made a great base camp. It’s not really big, but there is plenty of room for two or three people and it beats a hotel room! I loved it so much, I called and booked a weekend for my sister and her husband to stay the following month! Looking forward to going back.
Perfect for a couple, walking to midtown, and right on the river! The dog even had his own bed! We hope to stay there again!
My husband and I were looking for a nice last minute vacation to escape the Texas heat and we could not have chosen a better location than Ruidoso. Since it was just the two of us, and we really didn't relish the idea of staying in a hotel for a week, we chose Reed's unit and are so pleased that we did. The unit is perfect...perfect size for two people (although a third person or child would work) perfect location, and perfect weather!
This is a one bedroom unit in an older, four unit building located right on the river, yet in the heart of mid-town Ruidoso. You can look right down on the river from the back porch and the sound will lull you to sleep at night. Very soothing! We enjoyed sitting out on the porch every morning watching all the different types of birds in the trees (the owner has several feeders, so pick up some bird seed) and just listening to the river flow by. It was a very relaxing way to start and end our day.
The unit is a little on the small side, but the owner has made good use of the space and everything was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you might need to prepare meals away from home. I prepared breakfast a couple of mornings and we even grilled steaks one evening. Hot water for showers was awesome and plentiful! Loved those huge white towels! All paper goods were supplied, but bring your own bath soaps, shampoos, etc.
One word. Perfect! The unit is one street back from main street, mid-town Ruidoso. You can walk out the door, down about a short block in either direction, over about a half block and viola! You really are in the heart of everything! The walk is not long, nor difficult as it is level ground...this is the case for most of Ruidoso. Restaurants, shops, the nightlife...it's all right there. You will only need a car for trips to explore outlying areas.
Again...perfect! The temperature never got above 72 nor below 55 degrees during our stay. In August?? Coming from South Texas where the temps were over 100 degrees...yeah, this was like heaven.
Reed (the owner) was very easy to work with, the rental process smooth and efficient, and he called upon our arrival and departure to make sure everything was fine. It was. I would highly recommend this unit for a couple looking for clean and comfortable accommodation's in the very heart of mid-town Ruidoso. We look forward to visiting the area again and wouldn't hesitate to rent this property.
If you have a chance to stay at Relax on the River condo – GO FOR IT. My grandkids didn't want to come home they were having so much fun. They spent the day discovering the town and playing around the river in the yard. We enjoyed going to the restaurants as well as cooking in. Everything you need is there -- including some things that you didn't even know you needed. Awesome place! Can't wait to go back.
This is a really cool place in a super fantastic location! It is super clean, has a groovy decoration flair and a full kitchen. We put seed in the bird feeders on the porch and were entertained for hours. We also kicked our heels up at the dance hall and really appreciated the ability to just walk home. This is a great getaway place for a couple! Not a big party location because the building has quiet hours at night.